I am sure you have learned much about how the human body works and how it complains when you use it in ways or beyond its limits
I think the dog in the time lapse is good. Adds a random element and apparently lots of people like dogs ;)
Are you vegetarian?
Would it be too much content for a single video to have some acrobatics, then gardening inc. harvesting, then preparing of food? Or simpler, acrobatics IN the garden, followed by showing food prepared earlier.
Maybe you know more people with good gardens you could do acrobatics in for variety of plants and scenes.
r ranson wrote:
Andy Moffatt wrote:When you send an animal to the slaughter house they remove the hide, head, feet and entrails which for sheep and goats is usually 55-60% of the liveweight so 42pounds from a 100 pound animal is about right. We usually worked on 42% yield on the farm I used to work on when sending lambs away
Yes, it is pretty standard.
I think there are a lot of useful parts on an animal that we don't use anymore. We can make headcheese from goat and sheep - it's quite nice actually. Sometimes the facility tosses the neck which makes the best sausage. The hide can be tanned or used as rawhide. Fat for soap, hand cream, a lotion for oiling wooden tools, or even as grease for some mechanical tools. Hooves make rattles or gelatin. Bones and horns are very useful. guts for sausage casings, stomach and pluck for haggis (goat haggis is very nice, it's like an oatmeal sausage). I can understand why these are tossed in an abattoir as they aren't very popular with the modern pallet.
However, I don't find that kind of waste acceptable for my own animals. It's like cooking a meal, then tossing over half of it in the trash. I'm very soft-hearted about my livestock and I don't feel it honours their giving their life for my subsistence if I don't make the most of it. Also, I'm frugal and hate the idea of tossing useful things away.
Pax Greene wrote:Hi there from Indy! Looking for other Indiana permies/homesteaders and really interested in visiting/working to gain some knowledge/experience before we get our own little piece of heaven to work on. Anyone needing some help?